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Benton, Mississippi was the Yazoo County seat from 1829 to 1850. Settled by William W. Gadberry in 1828, first court being held in his log home. Chartered in 1836. Nearby Cedar Grove Plantation was home of Col. John Sharp and of famed U.S. Senator John Sharp Williams.
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